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Vote Now and Give-Away: Two Colour Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

Grab yourself a pencil and some paper as it’s voting time for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. The theme is Two Colour Quilts. Please note, that I modified the theme earlier this week, allowing two colour plus background colour quilts to be entered.

This week’s guest judge is Sandra from Sandra’s Craft Corner. She’ll have 100 bonus points to assign to up to four quilts.

Give-Away from The Caffeinated Quilter


Hello again! Emily Breclaw here from The Caffeinated Quilter, and I am so excited to be sponsoring the Two-Colour Quilts Show and Tell! For the past month, I’ve been busy wrapping up three new patterns to debut at Fall Quilt Market, and I’d like to share them with you today as well.

Each of these patterns features the detailed steps and diagrams you’ve come to expect from The Caffeinated Quilter. All three patterns are available at a special sale price through my Craftsy store this week. And if you’re at Quilt Market, be sure to stop by the Pattern Peddlers booths to see the quilts in person!


Metacognition is a great quilt for playing with color/contrast. The pattern includes a design worksheet, so you can audition color layouts (and I bet it would look really cool with a two-colour layout as well!)

peppermint cover

This is a huge, fun and slightly silly quilt just in time for Christmas. If you start now, you’ll be snuggling under it in plenty of time for the holidays.

Japanese garden cover

I used the original design for this quilt to make a Hoffman Challenge quilt. That quilt is currently touring with the collection, so I made this one slightly larger for the pattern. This quilt makes a stunning large wallhanging or throw quilt. It’s also a fantastic place to show off fussy-cutting and sparkly Asian fabrics.


This week’s winners will receive a copy of each of my Emily’s three new patterns. The top quilter with the most community votes and guest judge points will win as well as one person that leaves a comment below.


To enter the give-away: Visit Emily’s Pattern Store, then leave a comment below answering “Which pattern is your favourite?”. You have until Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to enter.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Two Colour Quilts:

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 23
  • Total countries: 8
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 11

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

Anna's quilt Anna’s quilt
By: quilt happy,
Georgia, USA
Blog: wont to be quilter.blogspot.com

two color quilt for my grand daughter Anna

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 90"

Black & White Black & White
By: Aliza Prinsloo,
South Africa

I made a small wall haning quilt for our bathroom.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Block boxes Block boxes
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,
Blog: My website

this quilt is made in the complimentary colorscheme.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 27"

Blue & White Kaleidoscope Quilt Blue & White Kaleidoscope Quilt
By: Sarah@Sew Me,
United Kingdom
Blog: Sew Me

Kaleidoscope Quilt made during Don’t Call Me Betsy’s Quilt-A-Long (Summer 2011), though I admit I didn’t finish my quilt until Spring 2012 due to hospital interruption. Fully pieced and quilted by me.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 60"

Blue Snowflakes Table Topper Blue Snowflakes Table Topper
By: Gail Straka,
Arizona, USA

This quilt has 7 hexagon shaped blocks. Each block has a different machine embroidered snowflake in blue on white in the center. Each hexagon is made up of different blue fabrics, many of which have silver highlights.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 41"

Burgoyne Surrounded Burgoyne Surrounded
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

This was my first queen sized quilt. The pattern looked so easy that I thought it would be finished in no time. But as usual it took longer than planned. Lots of corners to match, and the border was time consuming.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 92"

Chocolate Stars Chocolate Stars
By: Nancy M,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Patchwork Breeze

This brown and white fabric was not selling at the local quilt shop. I knew it would make a great Stack N Whack style quilt. The setting was inspired by the book “Circle of Nine.” I was very happy with the results.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 56"

Christmas Lap Quilt Christmas Lap Quilt
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Two tone golds/browns decorate this Christmas lap quilt that was made for my niece in 2012. We exchanged e-mails through e-quilter.com to find just the right fabrics to match her decor. She loved it!

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 67"

Colouring-book quilt Colouring-book quilt
By: Carla (Granny Maud’s Girl),
Blog: Granny Maud’s Girl

A 2009 copy of Quilts Japan inspired me to make this redwork quilt. I call it the colouring-book quilt as many of the designs come from colouring books. Others were from a great-grandmother’s embroidery pattern collection. I just wish I had a better photo of it!

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"

Crossknot Crossknot
By: Allison Dutton,
Washington, USA

I just made this blue and white quilt from Aria Lane’s Crossknot pattern. It was easy to follow and I love how the quit turned out!

Quilt size: width: 52.5" height: 56"

It Takes Two in Blue It Takes Two in Blue
By: Susan Gilbert,
Maine, USA

Just Takes 2™ is a mystery quilt. It is divided into four main sections. Blogged by Sentimental Stitches and Dear Jane I did mine in Blue and used a print instead of the red and white solids.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"

Jessica's Double Irish Chain Jessica’s Double Irish Chain
By: Tammy Pettus,
Alabama, USA

This quilt was made for my daughter from her Granddaddy’s shirts after he passed away. Each grandchild will receive a quilt. This is number 6 of 9. In the center are his name and dates of birth and death. In the bottom corner are my name and my daughter’s name with the quilt’s completion date.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 104"

Just Takes 2 Just Takes 2
By: Béatrice,
Blog: Une aiguille dans une botte de foin.

Made from Gay- (Sentimental Stitches) & Brenda- (Dear Jane) patterns, 100 blocks in Red & White , quilted by Nat Delarge.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 94"

Kit Carson Kit Carson
By: Kristin Donnelly,
Indiana, USA

Made with muslin and men’s blue shirts, all recycled. Made this quilt for my father in law for his birthday. All blue is from old shirts. Backed in blue chambray. Pattern is based on an antique quilt made by Kit Carson’s mother, housed at the Kit Carson museum in Taos, New Mexico.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"

Lilacs & Lemonade Lilacs & Lemonade
By: Linda,
Michigan, USA

Baby quilt for our beautiful grand niece in many shades of purple and yellow to match her nursery.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 58"

Merlot Merlot
By: Michele Timms,
Ontario, Canada

Merlot is a tablerunner I made after being inspired by “Just One Slab Quilts Recover Southern Alberta” – a plea for quilt blocks to make quilts for the people who were victims of the devastating floods this summer and lost everything.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 52"

Petit bateux Petit bateux
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel

This quilt I made for my sister’s wedding. I was inspired by some French quilt blogs, they made a pattern called petit bateaux, or small boats. You really can see the small boats floating in the middle of the ocean here. Quilting done by Janne Torsvik.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 88"

Rapid fire hunters square Rapid fire hunters square
By: vandy,
Ohio, USA
Blog: quilting with vandy

This quilt started out as a request from my stepmom. This past year her battle with breast cancer took a turn for the worst & I put the construction on fast forward to complete it & get it quilted before she passed. She got to enjoy it for the next 2 weeks which brought her joy in a very dark time.

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 100"

Re-purposed Wedding Dress Re-purposed Wedding Dress
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA
Blog: Debbie Lange Quilting

A bride asked me to re-purpose her wedding dress into a wallhanging. I used the gown satin fabric for the background and the train fabric with beading and sequins to form the cross. Circle was appliqued from the dress fabric also. I quilted freemotion roses because she carried roses for her bouquet.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 41"

Rubies (was Fons & Porters Emeralds pattern) Rubies (was Fons & Porters Emeralds pattern)
By: Barbara Winkler,
California, USA

I saw this Emerald Quilt on tv and remembered seeing it on the cover of the Fon’s & Porter magazine earlier in the year. I had LOTS of red scraps, so decided the end of June to make my Rubies quilt (the number on it is for Quilts of Valor) PS We are over 2500 hundred now.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Ruby Crystal Ruby Crystal
By: Carol Johnston,
Idaho, USA

I made half-square triangles using my red and white-on-white fabrics. Lots and lots of half squares! Then I played on my design wall until I came up with this design.

Quilt size: width: 88.5" height: 88.5"

Semi-Sweet Semi-Sweet
By: Quilts of Tomorrow,
Alberta, Canada

I made this quilt using primarily Civil War reproduction fabrics in pinks and browns. It was quilted with freehand hearts and swirls by Nancy Basserman of Calgary. Much to my surprise and delight, it was displayed on the Wainwright Hotel at the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts in May 2013.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 84"

Windmills Windmills
By: Susan Harris,

I love two colour quilts. I chose this design as it gave me the opportunity for lots of hand quilting, which is my passion. This is a replica of an antique windmills quilt, machine pieced and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced next week

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Two Colour Quilts

  • Blue Snowflakes Table Topper (22%, 142 Votes)
  • Just Takes 2 (22%, 141 Votes)
  • Ruby Crystal (18%, 120 Votes)
  • Windmills (18%, 118 Votes)
  • Block boxes (17%, 113 Votes)
  • Blue & White Kaleidoscope Quilt (17%, 111 Votes)
  • Colouring-book quilt (13%, 85 Votes)
  • Rubies (was Fons & Porters Emeralds pattern) (12%, 79 Votes)
  • It Takes Two in Blue (12%, 78 Votes)
  • Burgoyne Surrounded (9%, 58 Votes)
  • Chocolate Stars (8%, 51 Votes)
  • Petit bateux (7%, 43 Votes)
  • Lilacs & Lemonade (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Black & White (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Jessica's Double Irish Chain (5%, 31 Votes)
  • Semi-Sweet (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Anna's quilt (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Crossknot (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Christmas Lap Quilt (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Kit Carson (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Rapid fire hunters square (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Merlot (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Re-purposed Wedding Dress (2%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 655

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is Halloween Fun Quilts. Any quilt size and technique is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something different!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Enter your quilt here!


There are no more sponsorship dates available for 2013. The themes and dates for 2014 will be available in December.

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112 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Two Colour Quilts”

  1. Deborah DeBerry says:

    I like them all, but if I had to choose one it would be Metacognition.

  2. Karen Creek says:

    Lovely quilts and great giveaway! 60th birthday today so would love to win the patterns. that would make my day!

  3. Karen Creek says:

    Forgot to add my favorite… Japanese Garden for the giveaway patterns and Chocolate Stars for the voting group of quilts!

  4. Nancy W says:

    All such grand quilts!! They are all winners!

  5. Carol says:

    I don’t know how I can choose a favorite! All are exceedingly beautiful and show a great deal of care in construction. Each of the 3 patterns in the give-away are lovely too and it’s hard to choose… probably the Japanese Flower Garden. Happy birthday to Karen; today is my 41st anniversary.

  6. Debbie Lange says:

    Japanese Garden is my favorite. I love lots of colors in my quilts, interesting shapes and arrangements of blocks.

  7. caryn b says:

    Japanese Flower Garden is my fav. but I am not sure I am qualified to create it!!

  8. Stephanie Fraser says:

    I’ve been dying to make the adorable delectable watermelon for months. I saw it this summer and have been determined to find the time to learn to english paper piece so I could make it. I really like all the patterns.

  9. Mary Spriet says:

    I really like the idea of Colosal Peppermints. Looks simple & fun!

  10. Cindy A. says:

    It’s a tossup between Tumbling Snowflakes and Japanese Garden. Both of these are right up my alley.

  11. Cheryl B says:

    Colossal Peppermints is my favorite! Hope to win this sweet pattern and make a few for Christmas gifts.

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